Higher Nationals Newsletter October 2022
Updates to HN Online and HN Global.
HN Online is now Learning Hub
We have taken your feedback onboard and worked hard over the past few months to bring you the ultimate learning platform. We now present HN Online as Learning Hub; where you can experience more teaching and learning functionality. Not only will you find HN content but there are a variety of courses ranging from Level 2 through to Level 5.
For those who are currently customers of HN Online, we will be migrating you over to Learning Hub over the next few weeks as HN Online will not be available from the 25 November 2022.
If your centre does not yet utilise Learning Hub, you can find out more, and purchase licenses on our website.
New HTQ approval: BTEC HND Digital Technologies for England now live!
We are excited to announce that the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies for England is now live and available to all centres based in England.
The qualification now holds the Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) quality mark and will be available for first teach from September 2023.
Centre Guides for 2022/23 now live
The updated Centre Guide to Quality Assurance and Assessment plus the Centre Guide to External Examination can be found on our website.
There is a ‘Summary of Changes’ for each guide however there are no overall policy changes.
HN Global - register for free today
HN Global is a dedicated online platform for BTEC Higher Nationals staff and students. Containing an extensive range of free resources to support staff delivering a BTEC Higher National programmes, as well as to guidance for students who are on their learning journey, HN Global is a great addition to support professional development. Furthermore, the global forum connects students and tutors to discuss common themes and share good practice.
What are you waiting for? Visit HN Global where you and your students can create your accounts for free!
50% discounted Mondly subscription
Mondly is a language learning platform that offers courses in over 30 different languages. HN Global users can access a 50% discounted subscription by logging in and clicking on the Mondly banner on the homepage.
This offer is available until 31 December.
BTEC Higher Nationals in Business updates
- The latest version of the ‘Effective Assignment Design for the Higher Nationals Business: Authorised Assignment Briefs’ guidance document is now available on HN Global. Please refer to the summary of changes in the front page for the updated AABs.
- Pearson-set documentation for 2022 - 2023 is linked in the HN Global delivery pages.
- Register for our Assessment Planning and Assignment Writing for Business training session, taking place on 7 November 9:00 - 11:30.
Featured training sessions
Are you interested in, or currently delivering BTEC HNs in Cloud Computing? Sign up for our Essential Steps to Accelerate Delivery event on 3 November, which will provide an overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy and how to use AWS resources in the classroom.
Join our Introduction to Teaching and Assessing HNs in Social and Community Work on 31 October, delivered by a subject expert who will answer your queries and provide you with a foundation for success in delivering this subject.
Ambassador spotlight: Gordon Bowie
After a career change, Gordon chose to study an HNC and HND in Business Management. He has since been promoted to a Head of Department position, using the skills learned throughout his course.
Watch Gordon's video to find out more.
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